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Team makes several drug arrests in Bulloch Co.

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Jeffrey Zane Strickland (Source: BCSO) Jeffrey Zane Strickland (Source: BCSO)

AStatesboro man was arrested on several drug charges Thursday after the Statesboro-BullochCrime Suppression Team carried out a search warrant at an apartment on LanierDrive.

Theinvestigation was prompted by sales of marijuana from that apartment. Theoperation aimed to stop drug buys from the apartment and to send a messagethose who buy drugs about the hiddendangers of participating in drug transactions.

JeffreyZane Strickland, 19, was arrested and charged with three counts of sale of marijuana,three counts of unlawful use of communications facilities, possession of marijuanawith intent to distribute and possession of a firearm during the commission ofa crime. Marijuana and a firearm were found during the search, according to theBCSO.

Basedon the findings made during the execution of the search warrant, investigatorsbegan arresting those who went to the apartment in an attempt to buy marijuana,according to the BCSO. Over the whole night, 28 defendants were arrested. Thosearrested in the reverse sting face charges of criminal attempt to purchase marijuanaand possession of marijuana (less than one ounce).

Thedefendants were taken to the Bulloch County Jail for processing. Bonds havebeen assigned to the defendants and several have been released.

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